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CSR - ASR Dutch Core Residential Fund

undefinedThe primary aim of the ASR Dutch Core Residential Fund’s CSR policy is sound asset management. To this end, the fund aims to facilitate the interests of tenants and investors as best as possible by creating homes that have long-term value from both a financial and a social perspective. To tenants, the attraction of sustainable homes are the lower energy costs and a healthy indoor climate. To investors, sustainable homes are attractive thanks to the creation of value in the longer term and hence a risk reduction. Sustainability properties ensure continuity and stability. And, last but not least, sustainable homes place less of a burden on the environment.

Our CSR policy is based on four key pillars, the four Ps: Property, People, Partners and Planet. This means that, in our efforts to achieve a sustainable property portfolio, we seek to build long-term relationships with sustainable partners. We are also looking to make an active contribution ourselves to society and the environment. For details on how we go about doing this, please refer to the CSR policy ASR DCRF 2018 - 2020Each P has a strategic objective. The CSR annual report describes the results of the strategic objectives.

 
GRESB Green Star

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The Fund’s CSR performance is measured annually and made transparent in the form of the (GRESB). GRESB is an independent, scientific benchmark that assesses the sustainability policies of real estate funds worldwide and the implementation of their policies. The Fund’s efforts have been rewarded in 2017 with the high distinction of four Green Star.The GRESB score increased with 28.5% compared to the previous year. Hereby ASR DCRF scored above average within the peer group. 


Sustainable renovation of our residential portfolio
undefinedMany ASR DCRF properties have been in ownership for many decades and have a comparatively high average Energy label. Major steps have been taken to renovate the Fund’s current portfolio. In 2016, 101 single-family properties were made highly sustainable, reaching Energy label A. And in 2017, the sustainability of 49 single-family properties and 412 multi-family properties was increased to Energy label A en A+. In 2018, at least 234 multi-family properties will improve from Energy Label E/F/G to A/A+, with the ultimate goal of increasing the sustainability of another several hundred properties in the coming years.